To a female trailblazer and forever Sweetheart of Motown, who brought many timeless records for generations to come – Thank You.
— Motown Records (@motown) February 9, 2021
Mary Wilson, co-founder of legendary Motown group the Supremes, died at 76, her publicist, Jay Schwartz, confirmed to the Associated Press.
On February 15 at 12pm, SiriusXM remembers Wilson with a one-hour look at her stories and behind-the-scenes memories of growing up Motown. Tune in as she talks about the Supremes from beginning to the end and their contribution to the sound of young America on The Motown Channel.
Alongside Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, Wilson founded The Primettes before rebranding as The Supremes and becoming one of Motown Records’ premiere acts in the 1960s. Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong in 1967, and Wilson left the group in 1977, but not before The Supremes recorded 12 No.1 singles, including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
Listeners are also invited to remember Wilson’s lasting legacy through her conversations with Radio Andy (Ch. 102) host Bevy Smith, including her most recent SiriusXM Town Hall in 2019.
I just woke up to this news , my condolences to you Mary's family ,I am reminded that each day is a gift ,I have so many wonderful memories of our time together "The Supremes " will live on ,in our hearts 💕
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 9, 2021
Tuesday on #Feedback – @TheNotoriousNIK & @LoriMajewski will celebrate the life & music of @MWilsonSupreme of #TheSupremes. 8am ET our #RookieResume segment-today we discuss @_FloMilli and @melindafakuade will help us out. 9:30am @ariherstand joins the show. pic.twitter.com/rutHXBTAjc
— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) February 9, 2021
I had the honor of interviewing #MaryWilson several times on #Bevelations @RadioAndySXM last time in 2019, she was promoting a new book & was fabulous & beautiful 70+ WHERE? ! R.I.P. you were truly SUPREME! Mary Wilson on 'Dancing with the Stars' https://t.co/Inl5G0MX0W
— bevysmith (@bevysmith) February 9, 2021
I’m so sad to hear about the passing of Mary Wilson – an original member of The Supremes. I interviewed her in 4/2013 & 6/2019, we discussed everything from Florence Ballard to Madonna’s “Holiday” originally being for her & more. Rest in power. #marywilson #thesupremes pic.twitter.com/k9HkiRyHKL
— Clay 'Didn't Hold My Vote Hostage' Cane (@claycane) February 9, 2021
RIP to the original Supreme, Mary Wilson. She was known as “the sexy one” in the group but she was much more, and worked til the end to preserve the group’s incredible legacy in the music world and in history. pic.twitter.com/8S20RJZdwk
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 9, 2021
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